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Fed sees faster pace of rate hikes in 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday and signaled a faster pace of increases in 2017 as central bankers adapted to the incoming Trump administration’s promises of tax cuts, spending and deregulation.

Senate fight looms after Trump taps Exxon CEO as top U.S. diplomat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Donald Trump named the head of Exxon Mobil Corp, Rex Tillerson, as his choice for U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday and won backing from some Republican foreign policy figures ahead of a possible Senate fight over the oilman’s ties to Russia.

Tech employees vow not to help Trump surveil Muslims, deport immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 100 employees of technology companies including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc and Salesforce pledged on Tuesday to not help President-elect Donald Trump’s administration build a data registry to track people based on their religion or assist in mass deportations.

CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

Congress passes $618.7 bln annual defense bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a compromise version of an annual defense policy bill on Thursday without controversial provisions such as requiring women to register for the draft or allowing contractors to make religion-based hiring decisions.

Pick for Labor Dept. opposes higher minimum wage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace.

Ohio lawmakers pass ‘heartbeat’ abortion legislation

CLEVELAND — Ohio lawmakers approved a bill that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception, clearing the way for one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the United States if it becomes law.

Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa’s governor as U.S. ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements.

Japan’s prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor

BEIJING — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that he would accompany President Barack Obama to Pearl Harbor, making him the first sitting Japanese leader to visit the Hawaiian naval base since the end of World War II.

Dylann Roof defended by attorneys again

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Accused white supremacist Dylann Roof got his attorneys back on Monday, after changing his mind about representing himself in the first phase of his federal trial for the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year.

Trump on Air Force One contract: ‘Cancel order!’

WASHINGTON, D.C./NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump urged the government on Tuesday to cancel an order with Boeing Co for a revamped Air Force One — a prominent symbol of the U.S. presidency — complaining that costs were out of control.

Not ‘As Seen on TV’: Snuggie maker sues Amazon.com

NEW YORK — Makers of the Snuggie blanket and other products sold mainly on TV have sued Amazon.com Inc, accusing the internet retailer of trademark infringement for letting an "astronomical" number of counterfeit products to be sold through its website.

U.S. makes new arrest in fraud probe of bankrupt video tech firm

NEW YORK — U.S. prosecutors on Monday announced the arrest of a New Jersey man accused of engaging in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme involving bankrupt video technology firm Kit Digital, in the latest case to spill out of the startup’s failure.